These Stores Will Stay Closed on Thanksgiving Day

You will not be able to score any early Black Friday deals at any of these stores on Turkey Day.

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REI made headlines last year by opting out of Black Friday completely and keeping all of their stores closed during Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Many other retailers did the opposite and began their sales on Thanksgiving Day instead, but it looks like we won't see too much of that this year.

More than 50 retailers will keep all of their store locations closed on Thanksgiving 2016, giving their employees a chance to spend more time with their families and friends. In case you are planning on venturing out on November 24, here are some of the bigger stores that will be closed (full list can be found on bestblackfriday.com).

Stores Closed on Thanksgiving

  • American Girl
  • AT&T
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (Select locations, check your local store)
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Cabela’s
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • DSW
  • GameStop
  • Guitar Center
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight (Black Friday ad scan is available now)
  • hhgregg
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Lowe’s
  • Mall of America (some individual stores may still choose to be open)
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • T.J. Maxx

All stores located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine, regardless if they're on this list or not, are closed on Thanksgiving due to their Blue Laws, which require all stores to be closed on holidays.

As far as Black Friday fan favorites like Walmart, Best Buy or Kohl's, expect them to open in the early evening like they did last year. Macy's has already confirmed they will open their doors starting at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and close (for a few hours) at 2 a.m.

Thanksgiving is exactly one month away from today, so expect an onslaught of Black Friday ad scans over the coming weeks. You can find them all in our Black Friday hub, so keep checking back!


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Johan Mengesha is the Editorial Director at Slickdeals in Los Angeles, Calif. Mengesha has written for print and online media outlets since 2003 and has a journalism degree from Cal State Northridge. Published work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Daily News," the "Daily Sundial" and eHow.com.

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